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May 12, 2010 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New publication for youth in care
A new booklet has been produced that explains the rights and responsibilities of young people who are going through the experience of being placed in care. Entitled What's My Role: A youth guide to .....
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May 11, 2010 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New ministerial role, appointments and changes to cabinet announced
A new minister responsible for public engagement was appointed today by Premier Shawn Graham, and one minister added deputy premier to his responsibilities. In addition, vacancies in the cabinet were .....
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Apr 15, 2010 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Law Week activities
A new informative website is among the initiatives that will help mark Law Day, April 15, in the province.
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Dec 10, 2009 - Public Safety
Victim Services production wins international award
A video showing how youth victims of crime may be supported by the Department of Public Safety's victim services division has won an international award. The Public Legal Education and Information Ser .....
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Dec 4, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Joint working group to examine legislation to protect children’s privacy
A joint working group between the Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs and the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has been formed to review legislative changes that would better protect the .....
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Oct 30, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Federal/provincial/territorial ministers address justice, public safety issues
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety concluded their annual meeting following after in-depth discussions about key justice and public safety issues f .....
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Oct 21, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Crown prosecutor receives Robert William Award
Crown Prosecutor William Corby has received this year’s Robert Murray Award in part for his reputation of being approachable and available to fellow prosecutors seeking his advice and guidance. The aw .....
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Oct 1, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New information materials released to help prevent elder abuse
New information materials were released today to prevent elder abuse in New Brunswick. Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny and the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick .....
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Jul 27, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Publications on family support now available
A new series of booklets on the Family Support Orders Service (FSOS) is now available, thanks to a partnership between the Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs and Public Legal Education and Inf .....
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Jun 2, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Pilot project, committee established in response to family justice report
A pilot project for the family division of the Court of Queen’s Bench will be among the priorities of a committee established to implement the recommendations of the Access to Family Justice Task Forc .....
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Jun 1, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Road safety and injury prevention are focus of community outreach tour
This year's Be Safe. Be Smart, an interactive road safety awareness campaign, was officially launched at Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton. Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister T.J. Burke joined .....
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Apr 29, 2009 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Research grant presented
Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister T.J. Burke presented a research grant worth $30,000 on behalf of the Women’s Issues Branch to Carmen Gill, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Fam .....
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Sep 10, 2008 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New motorists encouraged to use First Chance program
New motorists are being encouraged by the provincial government to take advantage of a program offering significant savings on automobile insurance. Pictured: Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister T .....
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Dec 18, 2007 - Supply and Services
Saint John courthouse project will be public-private partnership
Architectural drawings were unveiled today for a new $47 million Saint John courthouse which will be built through a public-private partnership.
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Sep 12, 2007 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New publication launched to prevent child abuse
A new booklet has been launched to assist people in recognizing, reporting and preventing child abuse. The booklet, entitled Child Abuse - Recognize It, Report It, Prevent It, was released today by th .....
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Jul 11, 2007 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New auto insurance territories announced
A new 11-territory insurance rating system has been introduced by the New Brunswick government as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure New Brunswickers have fair and affordable insurance premiums.
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Jun 29, 2007 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Booklet explains sexual assault law
A new publication, No Means No: Understanding Consent to Sexual Activity, has been released by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). This plain-language bo .....
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May 25, 2007 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Popular booklet reissued in more accessible forms
The popular booklet "Charitable Giving: Be a Wise Donor" has been reprinted in different formats to make the information more accessible to a larger audience. The publication aims to help New Brunswic .....
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May 18, 2007 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Official launch of new domestic violence court
The province's new specialized domestic violence court celebrated its first month of operation today at a news conference marking its official launch. The court, which is located in Moncton and presid .....
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Jan 17, 2007 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Launch of new publication on charitable giving
A new publication aims to help New Brunswickers make informed decisions about giving their money to non-profit organizations and registered charities. From left: Jacinthe LeBlanc, communications advis .....
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Dec 4, 2006 - Office of the Premier
Agreement reached with insurance industry results in savings for consumers
A deal has been reached between the insurance industry and the provincial government that will see premiums drop by an average of 13.5 per cent by March 1, 2007. The reduction in premiums will result .....
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Oct 6, 2006 - Aboriginal Affairs
Conference on family violence prevention in Aboriginal communities
Gignoo Transition House Inc., the only Aboriginal transition house in New Brunswick, and Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB), recently hosted a conference on fam .....
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Oct 3, 2006 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New Minister
Thomas J. Burke signs the register to become Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Consumer Affairs , in the presence of Premier Shawn Graham, Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson , and Clerk of the .....
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Aug 14, 2006 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Legal aid office holds open house
The newly expanded legal aid office of the New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission held an open house on Thursday, Aug. 10, in Fredericton. The expansion was made necessary due to changes in how .....
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Jul 27, 2006 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Moncton announced as site of first specialized domestic violence court
New Brunswick's first specialized domestic violence court will be located in Moncton. Minister responsible for the Status of Women Joan MacAlpine-Stiles, Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Bruce F .....
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Feb 27, 2006 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New publication released for teachers dealing with harassment
A new publication, Teachers’ Rights: Dealing with Harassment by Students, Parents and other Adults, has been released by Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-N .....
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Feb 10, 2006 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Guide for young parents released
A new publication, Parenting: Rights and Responsibilities of Young Parents, written in plain language for pregnant teens and young mothers- and fathers-to-be, has been released by the Public Legal Edu .....
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Jan 9, 2006 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
R. Leslie Jackson named associate chief judge
R. Leslie Jackson became associate chief judge of the provincial court of New Brunswick Jan. 9, 2006. 
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Nov 25, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Funding for family violence prevention project for aboriginal communities
Gignoo House, the only aboriginal transition house in New Brunswick, and Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB), are teaming up to develop a family violence prevent .....
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Nov 22, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Unlimited deposit insurance for credit union and caisse populaire members
Members of New Brunswick credit unions and caisses populaires now have unlimited protection for their deposits.
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Nov 15, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New family law materials available
The Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) has released a comprehensive package of new and revised family law materials. From left are PLEIS-NB executive director .....
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Oct 31, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
2005 Queen's Counsel appointments named
Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson has appointed 11 New Brunswick lawyers Queen's counsel, Justice Minister and Attorney General Brad Green has announced.
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Jul 22, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New Provincial Court judge sworn in
The province's former Chief Sheriff became New Brunswick's newest Provincial Court Judge today. Judge Mary Jane Richards of Fredericton was sworn in during a ceremony at the Court of Appeal in Frederi .....
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Jul 20, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Minister's statement / Supreme Court of Canada decision on Aboriginal forestry
In May 1998, Joshua Bernard, a Mi'kmaq from Eel Ground Reserve, was charged under the New Brunswick Crown Lands and Forest Act for having 23 spruce logs on the truck he was driving.
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May 18, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Agreement to fight cross-border fraud
New Brunswickers have gained some new allies in the fight against consumer fraud. Attorney General Brad Green signed an agreement with law enforcement agencies from Atlantic Canada, the United States .....
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Apr 22, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Storyfest 2005
Justice Minister Brad Green reads to students at the Fredericton Early Learning Centre as part of activities for Storyfest 2005.
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Mar 15, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Video on dealing with youth crime in the community
A new video showing how youth crime is being effectively handled in the province was launched today by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB).
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Feb 22, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
New program puts students in judge's role
New Brunswick high school students can learn about Canada's legal and judicial system through an innovative new program entitled You Be the Judge.
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Jan 5, 2005 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
CONSUMER ADVOCATE SWORN IN
Ronald Godin was sworn in as the first Consumer Advocate for Insurance at the Legislative Assembly on Jan. 4, 2005.
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Oct 28, 2004 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
MINISTER MEETS WITH SECURITIES COMMISSION
Justice Minister Brad Green met recently with the new members of the New Brunswick Securities Commission.
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Jun 29, 2004 - Office of the Premier
Auto insurance reforms to lower rates, increase choice, help first-time drivers (04/06/29)
Significant changes to automobile insurance to further lower rates, increase choice, industry accountability and transparency and to help first-time drivers were introduced today in the legislature by .....
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Feb 19, 2004 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Consultation on protecting victims of domestic violence (04/02/19)
The provincial government is seeking input on how to better protect victims and prevent domestic violence. Justice Minister Brad Green and Training and Employment Development Minister Margaret Ann Bla .....
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Sep 24, 2003 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Release of consultation paper on public auto insurance (03/09/24)
New Brunswickers will be better able to make an informed decision about the question of public auto insurance with the release of a consultation paper on public auto insurance. Justice Minister Bradle .....
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Jul 29, 2003 - Office of the Premier
Throne Speech highlights / first session of 55th Legislative Assembly
Premier Bernard Lord discusses the auto insurance bill.
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Jun 16, 2003 - Justice and Consumer Affairs
Insurance Act regulation caps minor personal injury claims (03/06/16)
Automobile insurance awards for pain and suffering as a result of minor personal injuries sustained in an accident on or after July 1, 2003 will be capped at $2,500, Justice Minister Bradley Green ann .....
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